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4.6 out of 5 stars
Seiko Men's SSC141 Stainless Steel Solar Watch
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on January 16, 2014
Bought this as a nicer every-day wearing watch. I got tired of wearing a rubber G-Shock all the time. The G-Shocks are fantastic, durable watches, just not very classy at the office or going out to dinner.
For the money, this Seiko is a super nice looking watch that isn't so expensive that I'll feel bad replacing it after 5 or so years if it gets noticeably beat up from wearing it all the time (which they all do eventually).

PROS:

* It's almost cliche with watch reviews anymore, but it's true, it looks way nicer in person than the photo.
The dial is a deep, rich blue with a lighter, medium blue inner tach ring, which combined with the two-tone polished and brushed stainless on the outside is very classy and understated. This is a confident, adult watch; it just gleams nicely without begging for attention.

* Solar: Keeps the hassle factor to a minimum.

* Size is 44mm, so on the large(ish) side, but masculine; not comically large like Diesels or Invictas. I have an average-to-slightly-above sized wrist, and it's the perfect size for presentation and feel, in my opinion.

* Seiko Quality: Keeps great time, easy to set. Looks and feels like a quality piece.

* Good illumination: I was able to read the time in the dark, all through the night, right up until dawn. My cheaper quality watches lose their lume after an hour or two.

* Easy to size the band. I removed one link easily at home with an improvised push pin and a pair of needle nose pliers in about 15 minutes (10 minutes to learn how on youtube and only about 5 minutes to actually remove it).

* Raised Bezel: I don't like flush mount bezels that allow the crystal/glass to touch if set face down. I prefer some raised portion of the bezel that helps protect the glass, even if only a little.

CONS:

* The large 'second hand' is for the Chronograph only. It otherwise sits motionless at the 12 position, which is just odd and interferes with the ease of reading the time. I'd rather it work the opposite and see it act like a normal sweep hand as would normally be expected, and have the smaller dial as the chronograph hand, which would be used much less often and wouldn't interfere with reading the time. Even if you know it does that before you buy it, it's an awkward design in my opinion, and keeps it from being a 5-star watch.

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For the sake of full disclosure:
I just like the looks of Chronographs, I honestly don't care about the stopwatch or alarm functions.
Others have said the alarm volume is weak, which is probably true. For me, almost all watch alarms are too weak and too fussy to bother with compared to my smart phone anyway. If I'm on vacation or traveling, I'm most likely going to take my G-Shock, so this watch is strictly for day to day wear, telling the time, and looking good doing it.

So in summary, the positives outweigh the negatives by a long shot.
Watches run from $15 to $100k+, so a meager 5 star rating system must factor in the value/price range of the watch.
At around $150 - $160, this is a fantastic looking, high quality watch.

Highly recommended.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on June 17, 2013
Great watch. The stop watch function helps me time small jobs each day. I was disappointed with the alarm; it has to be set each day and is so quite that I hardly notice when it goes off.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 16, 2014
I am extremely happy with this watch. I own at least a dozen watches, from cheapos to a Rado Diastar. This Seiko is quickly becoming my daily watch. I really like the way it looks and the practicality of its various features. It is very appropriate for any occasion, from wearing it at work, to motorcycle riding, to a formal event.

The picture definitely does not do it justice, as it looks much better than the picture. The shipping was very prompt and no issues at all with the transaction. I highly recommend this watch.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 3, 2014
Quite a rugged piece of machinery that draws positive comments from people. Guess it looks way more expensive that it actually is! It charges and keeps time accurately and I wear it everywhere... not just to work but outside work too. Its been splashed multiple times and seals have kept up. Happy with my purchase!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 18, 2014
This is a great watch. It looks good and the battery never needs replacing. The blue dial is nice and is a unique color which tends to match most business attire.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 27, 2014
Very happy with purchase. Great quality watch and happy with the purchase price. Easy to take some links out & watch fit great. Not too large of a face and many nice features.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 23, 2014
Very nice watch and looks great. Really like that it is solar powered. There are only two drawbacks. One is that the second hand is only for the stop watch. If you want to see seconds, you have to look at one of the tiny dials. The second is that the time adjustment stem does not appear to tighten all the way, which makes me wonder if it is a product defect. I may return this watch for those reasons. It's to bad, because it is a beautiful watch. If it were not for those two things, I would easily give this a five star rating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 13, 2014
No need to worry about batteries. It looks great. I love the blue dial especially in the sunshine. The timer is good for a gym workout.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 1, 2014
I am very satisfied with this watch. I was looking for something in the cheaper but better range and this is it! Not my favorite color, the glow in the dark hands discharge quickly, I'd prefer a 24 hour chronograph rather than the 60 minutes on this watch, and it does not have a perpetual calendar (you have to reset the date every 2 months), but that's the worst of it. It's a very solid watch after 2 weeks, I've already banged it a few times and it has no scratches whatsoever on the glass and minor scratches on the bottom of the band. Very impressive, I've got a lot of compliments for it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 13, 2014
I bought this for my husband as a gift. He had seen the watch at a high end department store and wanted it. I found it on Amazon for over $100 cheaper same exact watch. I was thrilled and he wears it every day. thanks Amazon!
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